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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 26. 1920. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 16, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2029.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1920). The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade - Image 26. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2136/show/2029

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Title The proletarian revolution and Kautsky the renegade
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir I.
Publisher Contemporary Publishing Association
Date 1920
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Proletariat
  • Kautsky, Karl
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 128 pages; 17 cm
Original Item Location HX314.L3562 1920
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304409~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain
Note Translation of Proletarskai︠a︡ revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠a︡ i renegat Kautskiĭ.
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Transcript ism all that is unacceptable to the bourgeoisie (such as the importance of the revolutionary violence of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie with a view to its destruction). That is why Kautsky, in virtue of his objective attitude and in spite of his subjective inclinations, becomes the lackey of the bourgeoisie. Bourgeois democracy, while constituting a great historical advance in comparison with feudalism, nevertheless remains, and cannot but remain ,a very limited, a very hypocritical institution, a paradise for the rich and a trap :md a delusion for the exploited and for the poor. It is this simple truth, which forms the essential part of Marx** doctrines, that Kautsky "the Marxist," has failed to understand. On this fundamental question Kautsky gives us only what is agreeable to the bourgeoisie, and does not give us any scientific criticism of the conditions which make every bourgeois democracy only a democracy for the rich. Let us recall to the learned mind of Mr. Kautsky thb theoretical propositions of Marx and Engels, which out- schoolman has so disgracefully "forgotten" (in order to please the bourgeoisie), and then we shall explain the question more popularly. Not only the ancient and feuda*, but also the "representative State of to-day is an instrument of exploitation of wage-labor by capital" (Engels, in his book on the State). "Since the State is only a tern, porary institution which is to be made use of in revolution in order forcibly to suppress the opponents, it l* perfectly absurd to talk about a free popular State; so long as the proletariat still needs the State, it needs it not in the interests of freedom, but in order to suppress its opponents, and when it becomes possible to speak of freedom, the State as such ceases to exist" (Engels in his letter to Bebel, March 28th, 1875). "The State is nothing but a machine for the suppression of one class by another-^ in a democratic republic no less than in a monarchy (Engels, in his preface to Marx's "Civil War"). ( 24 )